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    Desert Rainbow

    Photo Credit: Sb Sullivan

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    Couple sitting at Wingfield Park

    Photo Credit: Darron Birgenheier

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    Service Dog, Nala, at the Truckee River

    Photo Credit: Timothy Conzachi

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Only Rain in the Storm Drain!   Welcome to the Truckee Meadows Watershed Committee website, a joint effort of the Cities of Reno and Sparks, and Washoe County. For information on trainings, projects and activities, View the News Page.

Household recycling and hazardous waste in our community is important in protecting our land and water resources, and it continues to evolve. For info and safe HHW information, click Here.

The Truckee Meadows Storm Water Permit Coordinating Committee 2012-13 Annual Report - Part 1 & Part 2

Fire-Resistant Revegetation Seed Mix: Because any re-seeding work you need to do in the urban area should incorporate considerations for fire safety.

Thank you to all our volunteers and KTMB for a great showing at the 2013 Truckee River Cleanup and Storm drain Stenciling Day on September 28, 2013! Our message? Watch your runoff, folks.  OR, if you are seeking a project for stewarding the river, contact us to stencil storm drains and help keep "Only Rain in the Storm Drain!"

The Truckee River is our biggest source of drinking water here in the Truckee Meadows: our native fish need cool, clean water, we need it, and our future generations need it... STOP POLLUTION and learn how we can protect our Truckee River every day through our actions! The quality of the river can impact our health: it is our main source of drinking water. Learn how to best deal with your Household Hazardous Waste and protect our precious water supply.  In these times, we optimally preserve our community's quality of life and viability by reducing negative impacts to the watershed. Learn about the Economic Benefits of Protecting Healthy Watersheds.

The 2011 Storm Water Management Program and Appendices are official.  The 2012 Sample and Analysis Plan is effective January 1, 2013 with a 2013 Addenda effective January 1, 2014. These documents depict the water quality monitoring being performed through the Truckee Meadows, in determining the effects of urbanization. For water quality data, please visit the Truckee River Info Gateway.
Find out HOW to Stop Pollution and protect our creeks and river.  For more ideas about how YOU can get involved in watershed protection with Service Learning or Stewardship Opportunities, visit our Truckee River Watershed page, contact us at or call 775-334-2350. 

What do KTMB Volunteers, University of Reno Ecohydrology and American Fisheries Society students, Water Drop Patch Girl Scouts, and Bailey Charter School third graders have in common? They are Truckee River stewards!



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